Scoreboard roundup 8/23/20

first_img Written by August 24, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup 8/23/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEChi Cubs 2, Chi White Sox 1San Diego 5, Houston 3NY Yankees at NY Mets (Postponed)AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 5, Boston 4Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4Detroit 7, Cleveland 4Minnesota 5, Kansas City 4Seattle 4, Texas 1Oakland 5 LA Angels 4NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 9, Miami 3Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 4St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 2San Francisco 6, Arizona 1LA Dodgers 11, Colorado 3Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston 110, Philadelphia 106Dallas 135, LA Clippers 133 (OT)Toronto 150, Brooklyn 122Utah 129, Denver 127NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 3, Tampa Bay 2Vegas 5, Vancouver 0WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 78, Minnesota 75Los Angeles 84, Dallas 81Phoenix 88, Washington 87MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERSeattle 3, Portland 0 Seattle 3 Portland 0Orlando City at Atlanta (Canceled)Los Angeles FC at LA Galaxy (Canceled)New York City FC at New York (Canceled)Nashville at FC Dallas (Canceled)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Russia: Yasen Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine to Get Caliber Supersonic Cruise Missiles

first_img August 24, 2012 View post tag: Caliber Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Yasen Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine to Get Caliber Supersonic Cruise Missiles View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: Yasen View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: get Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) Severodvinsk will be armed with Caliber supersonic cruise missiles…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 24, 2012 View post tag: Cruisecenter_img View post tag: Missile Russia: Yasen Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine to Get Caliber Supersonic Cruise Missiles View post tag: Supersonic View post tag: Missiles View post tag: Naval View post tag: submarine View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Students set a challenge for Oxford’s leaders

first_imgA newly-formed group of Oxford students are calling upon the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and the five Pro-Vice-Chancellors to all cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010 in their personal capacity.The group is part of 10:10 campaign, which is pushing the climate change agenda by asking for an ambitious but achievable 10% reduction in carbon emissions in 2010. Rather than focusing on distant long-term targets, 10:10 calls on individuals, institutions and businesses to take action now.Dan Vockins, 10:10’s Campaign Manager,spoke at the 10:10 Oxhub event last Wednesday. He said he hoped that Oxford would follow the example set by other Universities who have already signed up. He said, “It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a huge problem like climate change, but by uniting everyone behind immediate, effective and achievable action, 10:10 enables all of us to make a meaningful difference.”Will McCallum, a student at Wadham commented, “While we will be putting this through the University’s standard governance system, it would take almost a year for it to work its way though. That is why we’re calling on the University’s representatives to take personal action to build the momentum to make the changes that are needed today.”Jake Leeper, President of the Oxford Hub said, “With the Cabinet, Shadow-Cabinet, 150 other MPs as well as Oxford City Council all signed up, I think that it’s important that the leaders of our university also commit to act now. Oxford students have a great record of achieving change and pushing the University forward on important issues. 10:10 is a mainstream campaign, and with groups like Microsoft, B&Q and Pret a Manger, as well as the NUS pledging their support, the University’s key members shouldn’t be slow to act.”last_img read more

Council to Vote on Paying Full Price for Unfinished Dredging Work

first_imgShallow water at low tide on the bay near West 17th Street in Ocean City. Credit: George RobinsonCity Council on Thursday will consider a resolution that would pay a dredging contractor full price for an unfinished job.Council will vote on authorizing a final payment that would close out a $1,829,655 contract with Hydro-Marine Construction Company of Hainesport, NJ, to dredge shallow lagoons and channels between 15th and 34th streets.The final payment represents a $10,234 increase over the original contract price of $1,819,422.The contractor did not complete work on the contract by the end of a permitting window on Dec. 31, 2012, and was scheduled to resume work to complete the job on July 1, 2013. But the contractor never returned.The dredging company did not finish work at Carnival Bayou Lagoon (between 16th and 17th streets) or at parts of Venetian Bayou Lagoon (between 17th and 18th streets) and Clubhouse Lagoon (between Waterway Road and Clubhouse Drive).Hydro-Marine Construction removed 73,000 cubic yards of dredged material under a contract that called for the dredging of 106,000 cubic yards, according to Ocean City Community Operations Director Roger McLarnon.But through no fault of the contractor, the site where the dredge spoils were permitted to be dumped did not have as much capacity as was originally estimated, McLarnon said Wednesday.The final contract figure was reduced for the dredging work that was not completed but increased for extra work in preparing the spoils site to accept the material that was able to be pumped there, he said. The net was about the same $1.8 million that the contract called for.The city gave a separate company, Duffield Associates of Cape May Court House, a $194,634 contract to engineer and design the project and provide permitting services. Duffield was not the low bidder on the project but was awarded a professional services contract based, in part, on the company’s reputation for good work.The resolution that City Council will consider on Thursday does not address Duffield’s contract or its work in assessing the spoils site.Identification of a viable spoils site (place to dump dredged material) remains the biggest obstacle to continued dredging of shallow lagoons in Ocean City. The sites are subject to strict environmental regulations.Much of the route of Saturday’s Night in Venice boat parade — one of Ocean City’s signature events — remains impassable to boat traffic at low tide.Mayor Jay Gillian’s administration included $250,000 for the 2013 dredging of two lagoons (Snug Harbor and Glen Cove on either side of Ninth Street) in a five-year capital plan released in December 2012. But the city had no place to put the dredged material.The city is seeking permission to expand a small spoils site near the Route 52 causeway, according to McLarnon.At the same time, the city is working on several other fronts to identify new spoils sites (see detail).__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

NI bakeries benefit from Chosen By You launch

first_imgTwo Northern Irish bakeries are benefiting from the relaunch of Asda’s own-label range ‘Chosen By You’.Antrim-based Steve’s Cakes has secured a deal worth £2m a year with the retailer, supplying whoopie pies under the brand to 377 stores across the UK. Previously, the company only supplied Asda stores locally. At the same time, Irwin’s Bakery in Co Armagh, which supplied two million branded products to Asda last year, has also notched up a sizeable new slice of business, thanks to Chosen By You, with its sliced white loaf, hotplate and morning goods ranges.The products were identified by Asda CEO Andy Clarke as among the retailer’s best-selling lines in the relaunched 3,500-strong mid-tier Chosen By You range, which accounts for between £8bn-£9bn in sales per year.“This is a tremendous accolade for these companies, as their success through our own-brand national relaunch of Chosen By You proves they understand what our customers need and want,” said Clarke. “It also speaks volumes for the innovative spirit that is obviously a driving force in NI’s food industry and will hopefully inspire others within this crucially important sector to follow their lead.”Asda has invested £100m in the Chosen By You range, improving product quality through benchmarking and independent taste testing by more than 40,000 consumers throughout the UK.>>Asda own-label products now Chosen By Youlast_img read more

Baking Industry Awards judging gets underway

first_imgJudging for the 2020 Baking Industry Awards has begun, and British Baker is thrilled to announce that the number of entries has exceeded expectations.Our judges are looking for the best across 13 categories, including Bakery Manufacturer of the Year, Craft Bakery Business of the Year and, new for 2020, Out of Home Business of the Year.This year the judges will be joined by Sonia Young who will be acting as adjudicator on behalf of British Baker. She will be working with sponsors to find the best of the best – a hard task given how impressive the entries are.However, there’s still time to nominate someone for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry. This award recognises a person who has made, or is still making, a special contribution to the bakery sector – going beyond the boundaries of their job to encourage and support others. Know someone that fits this description? You can nominate them here until Friday 9 October.The Awards are the most prestigious event in the UK bakery calendar and will take place on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London.This year’s event will feature a Secret Garden theme, and will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, then the awards ceremony itself, hosted by a celebrity presenter.“It is clear from the number and wide variety of entries that the baking industry is eager to celebrate its success and innovation over what has been a difficult year,” said British Baker editor Amy North.“We are looking forward to bringing the baking industry together in January for what is truly a well-deserved celebration.”last_img read more

Colorado’s New Vertex Festival Will Not Be Happening In 2017

first_imgLast summer, bands like Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band, ODESZA and more flocked to Buena Vista, Colorado for the inaugural Vertex Festival. The event was an all-around success, championed by Madison House Presents and attended by thousands of local music fans. Unfortunately, it looks like the festival will not be happening next year, thanks in part to the slowness of the local government to reissue permits.A new Denver Post feature details the full situation. According to their report, the permits for Vertex 2017 were just passed, pushing Madison House “well past original planning timelines.” That was mentioned in a statement released by Vertex, which says:“The recent approval of the permit for Vertex in 2017 is much appreciated, and displays the collective intentions to discover a great path forward. Buena Vista’s relationship with a world-class festival has amazing potential. Rushing forward could compromise the quality of the festival and is not in the best interest of Buena Vista or Vertex. We look forward to ongoing productive discussions with the community so that we can best plan the dream of what Vertex can become.”Their statement did leave room for the festival to potentially return in the future, much like Madison House Presents did when they took a year off to rebrand Rothbury as Electric Forest. However, numerous problems – including noise complaints and subsequent noise limitations – thwarted their ability to put on the festival properly. It will be interesting to see what happens to Vertex in the future, but unfortunately this report definitely puts an end to the festival’s return in 2017.last_img read more

City official highlights South Bend sustainability

first_imgKrista Bailey, sustainability coordinator for South Bend’s Office of Sustainability, spoke to Saint Mary’s students Tuesday evening about environmentalism and innovation in the city.Emilie Kefalas | The Observer Her lecture, entitled, “How Students Can Create Success,” aimed to educate students and faculty about how they can join forces with various eco-initiatives in the greater South Bend community, assistant professor of political science and women’s studies Sonalini Sapra said.Bailey studied at Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University South Bend, Sapra said. Prior to her work for the Office of Sustainability, Bailey worked as an environmental educator for more than 10 years.Bailey opened her discussion by addressing the topic of sustainability and the methodology of choosing to act on possible environmental, economic and social intitiatives both within city government and in the larger South Bend community.“Our approach to projects and the city is to look at them across the triple bottom line,” Bailey said. “So, [we don’t] just look at saving the trees, but to balance that economic need between cultures here in South Bend.”The Office of Sustainability looks to create a community in South Bend which fosters sustainability, strengthens its economy, has the capacity to bounce back from environmental stress and is inclusive to everyone, Bailey said.“One thing I realized is that the city is committed to sustainability,” Bailey said. “Sustainable communities are more inclusive, because people love where they live, and South Bend wants to be more of that kind of place. It’s not that South Bend has been doing that kind of sustainability before. It’s not just saving the quality of the river, but really having fun in the city we’re in and loving the city we’re in.”A sustainable program helps strengthen the community and helps the city government directly by reducing its operating expenses and improving relationships between the city and the diverse regions and residents within South Bend, Bailey said. She encouraged students and faculty to explore and discover what South Bend offers in terms of environmentalism.“[There are] lots of amazing things happening in the city,” Bailey said. “There’s a huge variety of nonprofits in the area. There’s a lot going on with sustainable food systems in the downtown. There’s a lot of great things happening in town but also energy efficiency endeavors as well.”The Office of Sustainability is currently overseeing several initiatives, including cutting its costs by enacting sustainable approaches, she said.“There’s a couple different things we’ve focused on already that people don’t realize are happening here,” she said. “… We’ve developed a whole new section on our website. It’s finding a hub for all these things that are happening in all the city departments.”“We have a yard waste composting program, a great service,” Bailey said. “It’s been in place for about 15 years. We have a community garden program. You can actually apply to use [a] piece of land as a garden. It’s a very easy process.”Another project currently in the works is the Smart Streets Initiative which will allow for more traffic to flow throughout downtown South Bend, Bailey said.“Maybe you have seen that the roads are changing in South Bend,” she said. “You’re not rushing through downtown, so you actually know what’s going on. To make it more of a downtown-feeling downtown, it’s adding social and cultural amenities. People are actually stopping and enjoying the businesses.”Bailey said receiving input and involvement from individuals and organizations will be essential to successful programs.“We work together both internally and with members of the community to find creative and innovative approaches to preserving our natural resources, ensuring social equity and cutting costs,” she said.Collecting and using government and community-wide data will be the cornerstone of the Office of Sustainability programs, she said.“When I first started the position, I didn’t think this was a big deal,” she said. “It’s been a really fun eye-opener … [to improve] on what we have and using our assets as a city to move forward.”Tags: environment, environmentalism, Office of Sustainability, South Bend, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Thomas Sadoski & Amanda Seyfried to Wed & More

first_img View Comments Thomas Sadoski & Amanda Seyfried(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried Put a Ring on ItThis showmance just got super official! Stage and screen co-stars Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried are engaged, according to the New York Post. The couple headlined Second Stage’s production of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By off-Broadway last year and started dating in March of this year. They will also appear in the forthcoming film The Last Word. Congratulations to these lovebirds!Aaron Tveit to Play The ParamountRemember when Aaron Tveit went rockstar at Irving Plaza? Well, our Broadway boyfriend will take the mic once more at The Paramount on February 25, 2017, which means you’ll have 11 whole days to ditch your valentine. (That, or we’ll just make the executive decision to change Valentine’s Day from February 14 to February 25. Valen-tveit’s Day? We’re game.)Jackie Hoffman Joins Ryan Murphy’s Feud Another Broadway alum is in the mix for Ryan Murphy’s latest anthological series Feud: Jackie Hoffman! As previously reported, Tony winner Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon will take on the roles of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, respectively. Each season will focus on a famous feud; season one will chronicle Crawford and Davis’ rift while filming of 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. American Horror Story collaborator Tim Minear will also serve as co-showrunner, Deadline reports. Three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina, Tony nominee Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess have also been tapped for the FX series, which will be produced by Brad Pitt.Brunch with Broadway’s BrightestBrunch is already the best—imagine adding some stage faves to the mix! Swanky midtown eatery The Lambs Club has launched Brunch With Broadway Stars on Sundays this summer, which basically means that a jazz band and cast members from your favorite Great White Way musicals are exactly what you need with your Eggs Benedict and mimosa. Stars from Something Rotten!, Paramour and more have participated, and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 as well as Waitress are scheduled for September 18 and 25, respectively. We’re sure it’s going to be out-of-this-world delicious (for the stomach and ears)!Hamilton Headliners Set for Carnegie HallAs previously announced, Great White Way legend Chita Rivera will headline Carnegie Hall on November 7 alongside Alan Cumming, Andy Karl and—wait for it!—Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon! Directed by Graciela Daniele with music director Michael Croiter leading a 15-piece band, Chita: Nowadays will feature signature favorites, new selections and special collaborations with her guests, plus a very unique version of the West Side Story classic “America.” (Could that last part mean Chita’s going to spit some rhymes with Javi and Brandon’s help? We hope so!)last_img read more

Vermont Yankee back up to 100 percent

first_imgAs of 3 pm, today, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is at 100-percent power (~ 615 megawatts MWe). The plant has operated continuously since returning to service from the October 2008 refueling outage – a total of 297 days.On Monday, Vermont Yankee notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a supervisor tested positive during a random fitness for duty test Monday morning. The employee was a supervisor in the plant’s maintenance department. The employee’s site access has been revoked, and a review of previous work is being performed. The fitness for duty program is regulated by the NRC and applies to all persons who work in the nuclear industry. VY has a fitness for duty program that helps ensure a drug and alcohol free workplace. There was no threat to public health or safety as a result of Monday’s incident.VY’s annual Safety Day celebration was held on Thurs., Aug. 27. Highlighting this year’s Safety Day was a special program, recognizing that the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has formally upgraded VY’s status in the Green Mountain Voluntary Protection Program to Star Level. Approval into GMVPP Star status is VOSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding effort made by the VY team on achieving commendable occupational safety and health work standards. The event included a GMVPP STAR flag raising ceremony.Source: Entergy Vermont Yankee. 9/2/2009last_img read more